Originally written on Around Citi  |  Last updated 6/4/13
Today, MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone reported that if the Wilpons do not allow him to spend and the organization does not make major improvements to the major league club this offseason, Mets GM Sandy Alderson will not return after the 2014 season when his contract expires. This is major news for the Mets because Sandy Alderson feels that this team is ready to move into a playoff contender. If Alderson is allowed to spend this offseason, he is likely to go all in, whether it be free agency or the trade market, to put a winner on the field in 2014. Based on this, it would not be surprising to see the Mets go after a Carlos Gonzalez or Jose Bautista at either the trade deadline or during the offseason in order to get the outfield bat they desperately need. However, this also means that one of Wheeler, Montero, or Syndergaard will be moved in this deal. Even if they are still out of playoff contention come July, the Mets will clearly be buyers at the trade deadline. However, the fact that this story even emerged if baffling. Why wouldn’t the Mets be able to spend this offseason? Fred Wilpon came out this spring and said that the organization no longer has financial issues and is ready to spend again. Furthermore, the Mets have more than 50 Million in contracts coming off the books this season which clearly opens up money for Alderson to spend. There is no reason that Alderson wouldn’t have enough money for major free agents this offseason. That being said, Alderson can’t just spend because he has the money. He needs to be smart about which free agents he goes after or the Mets could end up being like the 2013 Angels. Spending just to spend money is what the Mets did back when they signed guys like Oliver Perez which clearly did not work out. Whether it is through trades or free agency, it is clear that there will be many new faces in Flushing soon. Photo Credit: Michael Baron
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